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I haven't done this on my M8 and I don't think it has been done on the Mountain Cat. Can someone please explain start to finish how this is done, what I'll need, and about how long it takes? I'm considering trying this.
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It's not worth it to do it yourself, rebuild kits are $15-$25 per shock, plus oil and nitrogen. When there are people who will do it for $20-$40 per shock, just send them out. The price difference depends on what type of shock, remote reservoir, etc. The only time it's worth it is when you have a shit ton to do, like Danny on the quads, sleds, bikes, etc. and you can buy parts in bulk.
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It's not worth it to do it yourself, rebuild kits are $15-$25 per shock, plus oil and nitrogen. When there are people who will do it for $20-$40 per shock, just send them out. The price difference depends on what type of shock, remote reservoir, etc. The only time it's worth it is when you have a shit ton to do, like Danny on the quads, sleds, bikes, etc. and you can buy parts in bulk.
Well said Bryan..I've acquired these tools over the years, and when Fox Shocks are on all the toys, might as well have the tools needed to get the job done!! BTW, how does the shock and braided line look to you?
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I haven't done this on my M8 and I don't think it has been done on the Mountain Cat. Can someone please explain start to finish how this is done, what I'll need, and about how long it takes? I'm considering trying this.
About $1000 in parts, and that will get you started!!!
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About $1000 in parts, and that will get you started!!!
Can you explain what is done? Do the shocks have to be off the sled? Are they submerged in oil like I have read?
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Can you explain what is done? Do the shocks have to be off the sled? Are they submerged in oil like I have read?
Shocks have to come off the sled, separate cap from cylinder, check shaft for pitting and bends, replace seals, reset IFP depth per spec's, go through shims and make sure not plugged with debris, add oil, make sure air bubbles are completely out, nitrogen charge, install springs, and you have just done your first shock.
Seal kit is anywhere for $10 on up depending on what is needed. Oil is $10 and up per quart and depends on "weight" you want in the shock, like 3W, 5E, 7W, and 10W are a few.
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Shocks have to come off the sled, separate cap from cylinder, check shaft for pitting and bends, replace seals, reset IFP depth per spec's, go through shims and make sure not plugged with debris, add oil, make sure air bubbles are completely out, nitrogen charge, install springs, and you have just done your first shock.
Seal kit is anywhere for $10 on up depending on what is needed. Oil is $10 and up per quart and depends on "weight" you want in the shock, like 3W, 5E, 7W, and 10W are a few.
What weight oil would a guy need if he was 240 plus?
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I'm saying that your were very generous by only saying 240 lbs. But its just not funny if you don't catch on. *Sigh*
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I'm saying that your were very generous by only saying 240 lbs. But its just not funny if you don't catch on. *Sigh*
Who's weight are we talking about?
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What weight oil would a guy need if he was 240 plus?
Depends on your riding style Keith, being that you ride mostly off trail, I would say 5 W or 7W for your sled. The higher the number, of course assists in slowing down the rebound for the oil between the shims inside. You would be amazed the in the difference between the 2 weights
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keith you have the fox floats correct?
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floats are different from standard shocks. (2 air chambers vs 1 nitrogen on standard shocks)

almost the same when rebuilding them, just need to remember to drain the air out of both before taking them apart and re-fill both. Floats are actually more cost effective for the average joe to rebuild since they take air and not nitrogen
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whats the diff between position and reg gas shocks
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The ones you have on your XCR have two chambers in the shock body itself, one has the oil and shims, the other houses the Nitrogen. What MX is referring to on Olaf's sled, is like the old dirt bikes that used air to assist on the front forks, Olaf can pull into a Gas station, and with "air" can change his ride right at the pump.
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The ones you have on your XCR have two chambers in the shock body itself, one has the oil and shims, the other houses the Nitrogen. What MX is referring to on Olaf's sled, is like the old dirt bikes that used air to assist on the front forks, Olaf can pull into a Gas station, and with "air" can change his ride right at the pump.
The Fox Float shocks actually come with a hand pump with a gauge. I use it to pump up the front shocks and the rear.

130psi on the rear and 65psi for each of the front shocks.
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http://www.deycore.com/tools.htm

everything you need (minus the nitro tank for nitro charged shocks) to to a rebuild
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I have another question...I have heard that you can rebend torsion springs from 77 to 90 degrees without any problems....I have a master machinest as a friend that will help me do it...will this work and help me out if we do it right or blow p in my face?? I have an extra set of springs that are round that are off the sled that i want to try it with...the ones on my sled are squareish that i have on it right now that are like .351/77 that are not enough to do the job.
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